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Canon adds fingerprint scanners to Photocopiers

Posted in Canon by Conner Flynn on July 5th, 2010

Guys like me are lucky. We get to work from home and bring you all of the latest gadget news. But there are some things that you miss about the office. Like abusing photocopiers. Whether just scanning some copies of your butt, or full on getting mad and giving it a good kick when it misbehaves, abusing these machines may be a thing of the past thanks to Canon.

In Japan, Canon has teamed up with Hitachi on a new fingerprint scanning system for their multi-function boxes which photocopy, print, scan and fax, so only those allowed to use the machine can use it. We also figure it will link butt-scans to the fingerprints they belong too.

Epson consumer scanner has 180-degree lid

Posted in Scanners by Nino Marchetti on August 25th, 2008

Epson Perfection V300 Photo

Epson’s got a new consumer scanner out which will cost you around $100 and offers 4,800 dpi optical resolution. It’s called the Perfection V300 Photo and you should find it available now.

Epson’s Perfection V300 Photo scanner sports a high-rise, 180 degree lid for better accessibility to items you want to scan. It offers your typical one-touch scanning with four buttons and comes with LED technology that “enables fast scan speeds and eliminates warm-up both when starting a scan or when switching between reflective and film scanning.” Also built-in are four scan modes to accommodate various user levels and abilities and a transparency unit for scanning of slides and negatives.


Xerox DocuMate 162: it isn’t that pretty but it sure scans fast

Posted in Scanners by Nino Marchetti on July 31st, 2008

Xerox DocuMate 162

Xerox has in its product line up today a new desktop document scanner which can scan up to 50 images per minute. It is called the Xerox DocuMate 162 and it runs around $695 .

The Xerox DocuMate 162 comes with a 50-page automatic document feeder and is designed to handle most kinds of documents. It includes a one-touch button so you can scan to the “destination” you so desire, be it to email, the hard drive or another application.

Xerox debuts USB flatbed scanner

Posted in Scanners by Nino Marchetti on June 11th, 2008

Xerox 7600

Xerox today rolled out a low end USB flatbed scanner for photo enthusiasts. It is called the Xerox 7600 and it prices for around $100.

The Xerox 7600 is capable of scanning up to 1200 x 1200 dpi in 48-bit color. It has one-touch scanning technology and includes front buttons to scan, copy, OCR, email and custom. These buttons are pre-configured to more effectively do their specific tasks.

Plustek ready to ship new book scanner

Posted in Scanners by Nino Marchetti on April 22nd, 2008

Plustek OpticBook 4600 Scanner

Yo, peeps – check this out! We’ve got a new Plustek scanner in the house! Sorry, can’t really think of another way to introduce a boring scanner. Anyhow, Plustek is making available its new OpticBook 4600 book scanner for all your illegal book copying needs for around $700.

The Plustek OpticBook 4600 has special technology and design to let you scan right up to where the book spine is placed. These scans can be done directly to a connected hard drive or other portable storage media. You can also save the scans in a searchable PDF format.

Fujitsu targets mobile Mac warriors with ScanSnap S300M

Posted in Scanners by Nino Marchetti on March 17th, 2008

Fujitsu ScanSnap S300MFujitsu has announced a new mobile scanner designed for Mac users. It is called the Fujitsu ScanSnap S300M and it prices around $295.

The Fujitsu ScanSnap S300M is a color, duplex ADF (automatic document feeder) scanner which works with Mac OS X Leopard. It can work via USB connectivity and offers which Fujitsu says is one touch conversion of paper documents into PDF files. It measures a compact 11.2” x 3.7” x 3.0” and weighs a little over three pounds.